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Dayton: Zygi Wilf's new apartment not a factor in stadium debate

The governor says what Wilf does with his wealth is his own business as a private citizen and shouldn't have any bearing on the debate over a new home for the Minnesota Vikings.
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The governor says what Wilf does with his wealth is his own business as a private citizen and shouldn't have any bearing on the debate over a new home for the Minnesota Vikings.

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